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The Different Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is a typical stress response and can be helpful in some circumstances. It can warn the body about potential threats, activate the fight or flight response, and help you gather focus and energy for the challenge that triggered anxiety. However, when a person suffers from anxiety disorders, there is excessive dread and anxiety as… Continue reading The Different Types of Anxiety Disorders

Understanding the Lesser-Known Signs of Depression

People with depression deal with several symptoms. While some of them may be easy to recognize, others may not be as obvious. From reduced cognitive functioning to irritability and even weight changes, a person dealing with depression could struggle with several issues that often get brushed off as “irresponsibility.” If you or a loved one… Continue reading Understanding the Lesser-Known Signs of Depression

Signs, Symptoms and Common Factors That Indicate a Person Is Dealing With Anxiety

Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life and can be shared by almost every individual at some point. However, when this anxiety becomes frequent, intense, excessive, and persistent and an individual starts having worry and fear about everyday situations, it is no longer considered normal. The anxiety then becomes a disorder, a type… Continue reading Signs, Symptoms and Common Factors That Indicate a Person Is Dealing With Anxiety

Understanding Depression and the Best Ways to Treat It

Depression is a medical condition that affects your mood and ability to function, and different people experience it in different ways. It can therefore be classified as a mood disorder associated with feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s day-to-day activities. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 18.5… Continue reading Understanding Depression and the Best Ways to Treat It

Understanding PTSD: Symptoms and Treatment

Dealing with PTSD can be overwhelming and confusing. It can take a toll on every aspect of a person’s life and make them feel vulnerable. In fact, people exposed to traumatic events often experience feelings and exhibit reactions similar to the ones they experienced during the traumatic event. Hence if you or a loved one… Continue reading Understanding PTSD: Symptoms and Treatment

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and How It Works

Several individuals deal with mental health issues and need professional help to manage their condition. Many treatments are available, including a combination of therapies, medications, and other care options, with varying levels of effectiveness and success. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive, non-drug intervention-based therapy that has received FDA approval and employs magnetic pulses… Continue reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and How It Works

New Method to Improve Brain Stimulation Treatments

Stimulating brain regions to treat Parkinson’s disease, depression, and other disorders involving brain damage could become more precise, thanks to a new way of mapping the brain circuitry involved in those conditions. The study describing this research, “Brain stimulation and brain lesions converge on common causal circuits in neuropsychiatric disease,” was published in Nature Human Behaviour. Depression… Continue reading New Method to Improve Brain Stimulation Treatments

‘It gave me my life back’: New Bedford doctor treats depression with magnetic waves

NEW BEDFORD — When Dr. Jonathan Schwartz was first introduced to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) via cold call advertisements in 2015, he felt it was “like science fiction” and didn’t think anything of it. At a conference one year later, after a guest speaker shared TMS success stories, Schwartz was shocked by the results. “My… Continue reading ‘It gave me my life back’: New Bedford doctor treats depression with magnetic waves

Evaluating Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Technologies: Deep vs Traditional

People with depression can live with symptoms for long periods of time before finding a treatment that works. Failure around depression treatments can be a result of the drug-resistant nature of the depression itself, adverse side effects to medication or poor medication adherence. For patients who are unable to find relief through pharmacology, there is… Continue reading Evaluating Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Technologies: Deep vs Traditional

TMS offers hope to people suffering from depression

The patient is resting comfortably on a medical recliner, similar to a dentist’s chair. A white bar attached to a computer system is placed upon the left side of his head. A technician in a white lab coat adjusts some settings on a display screen and begins the procedure. “Can you feel anything?” she asks.… Continue reading TMS offers hope to people suffering from depression